Have a look through the stickies in the sub forums over on the left of the main page. Here is a link for you to have a look at as well. http://talkbudgies.com/training-bonding/268281-suggestions-help-you-bond-new-budgie.html
Thanks. Jimmy is quite the opposite of your two- he doesn't seem to like interaction in his cage and whenever I am trying to just do some bits in his cage, he's looking for a way to escape.Hi I've enjoyed reading about your bonding progress-well done! I've adopted two 'older' budgies and had them about four weeks approx now. There's been some trust gained as they will kind of briefly step onto my open palm to eat millet. The boy is especially good this way, the female less so. I've read articles on here about bonding and training. They're very good and helpful, but many talk about training stuff etc OUTSIDE of the cage but my little friends won't come out, despite me opening the door, and leaving it open, when I'm there. They've not had the best start in life, with their previous owners (and that's putting it mildly!) plus they each have very different personalities so I'm not sure what to do to get them to both feel safe with me, trust me and want come out. As said, they will eat millet from my hands, but won't come out for it even if I leave it on the table in front of them. I realise it's still early days, but I would welcome any tips and words of encouragement from anyone on here!
It takes a while to get used to forums. I'd be much more lost if I didn't once run a forum! It took me ages to learn how to do anything!!!I've just seen your reply now. Gosh, I'm still getting a bit lost on here!
That's great that Jimmy is coming so close to you. I so wish mine would, but I'm not hopeful. Think we're all having an insecure day here: them, and me! S
I think he just comes over to tell me to get him millet really. he hasn't been over to me today but then I was sorting things out today and he was perched on the outside of his cage watching.Aw!! Love your photo of Jimmy watching you at the laptop!) Sooo cute! I am using a tablet, and often sit with it at 'their' table which they seem comfortable with, but they don't come close...maybe if they could read, like Jimmy can?!
There's something so adorable about a budgie on a swing. They might play with the new toy soon. I'm sure they'll look at it eventually.Simmi sometimes goes on the swing inside the cage, but Jenni doesn't seem interested other than to maybe peck a bit at the sides.
I got them a toy the other day off Amazon, so far they've not shown much interest in it. I was hoping it would give them something to chew and peck at and shred....but maybe I should've just stuck with my idea of a wee bell on a wee chain..?....!
Jimmy loves to share his poo. I'm sure eventually, I'll get it on me!You are doing great with Jimmy. At this rate you will be covered in poo before you know it. And that's a good thing.